Squeeze Lymphedema

  1. Lymphedema is the result of excess proteins and fluid, inflammation, and?
  2. Primary lymphedema affects?
    the lower extremities three times more often than the upper extremities.
  3. In the U.S., secondary lymphedema is commonly caused by
    injury to or removal of regional lymph nodes during surgery or radiation therapy, infection or tumor growth.
  4. Lymphocytes are primarily responsible for?
    helping the body fight off disease and infection
  5. As more and more collagen is deposited in the interstitial space
    pitting edema changes into nonpitting edema
  6. Lymphedema differs from other forms of edema because the fluid in the interstitial spaces contains more
  7. Treatment of an extremity with mild acute lymphedema should include
    elevating the extremity and contracting the muscles
  8. Acute lymphedema of the extremity that develops 6-8 wks. postoperatively is best treated by elevating the extremity and
    administering anti-inflammatory drugs
  9. Treatment of acute lymphedema of an extremity following an insect bite should include elevation of the extremity and
    administration of antibiotics
  10. Acute lymphedema usually resolves when?
    within 6-months
  11. When assessing a patient for lymphedema
    clinical presentation and history are most important for diagnosis.
  12. Which protein content level in edema fluid is consistent with lymphedema?
    1 to 5.5 g/dl
  13. The pressure applied by compression bandage therapy for lymphedema should be between
    50 and 60 mm Hg.
  14. Examples of treatment for lymphedema include
    compression bandages, lymphatic drainage pumps, manual lymph drainage and remedial exercises.
  15. Lymphangiosarcoma is a rare, lethal form of cancer that
    may develop after the patient's had chronic lymphedema for 10 years or more
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